Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
|This three song demo includes the fine "Hurricane" and two more solid tracks. It's a glimpse into the future of the band's releases, which I hope will yield a whole CD soon.|
The band on this CD-R are: Mike Rosado - guitar, Jim Nichols - drums, and Denise Dixson - bass.
Picks: Hurricane, Get Sleazy, Road Agent Rumble
Track by Track Review
This is a cool tune, with heavy double picking and watery whammy chords. Punchy percussion, and a catchy riff, coupled with solid bass and drums. "Hurricane" is big and very cool, like a moodier more modern "High Tide."
This begins in a chord progression that led me to a wrong conclusion, corrected when the lead work began. "Get Sleazy" sports a big twang chord structure, and a bit of a noodly solo guitar, yet seems to please the senses. It's loud and powerful, without being assaultive.
Nice riff here, with a solid reverb sound and great drums. The double picked mid section is fluid, and the crashing glissando breaks reveal the pounding surf. Moody, sultry, twangy, and urgent. The drummer is without a doubt the big star here, solid and tribal, and in perfect support while providing great accent to the track.